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Florence E. Crumbaker, 99, who had taught in a one-room school, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
She was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Missoula to Frank and Ollie Borek. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1930. At age 16, she enrolled at Eastern Montana Normal School and earned a teaching certificate in 1932. She taught for three years in a one-room schoolhouse in Stillwater County.
On June 8, 1935, she married Jack E. Crumbaker and was a homemaker. Mr. Crumbaker died in 2002.
She and her husband built a cabin outside of Silver Gate in the 1960s where they enjoyed three decades of fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and picnicking.
She had been a member of PEO, a bridge club, the Elks Club and the Highlands Golf Club. She had spent the last four years at Langemo Cottage, part of St. John’s Lutheran Home.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Crumbaker; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Viewing is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Ministries Foundation: Employee Assistance Program, 3940 Rimrock Road, Billings, MT 59102.